Revellat replied to the topic 'i-Nova camera and Ubuntu Mate' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I update Kstars and try it again with my i Nova NBc-M camera using the device manager (I am using Ubuntu Mate). :
- no problem with the connection,
- but in "infos image" tag most of the values are not correct : max width = 0 instead of 1280, max height = 0 instead of 1024 and bits by pixel = 16 instead of 10
- it is impossible to change this values.

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Revellat replied to the topic 'i-Nova camera and Ubuntu Mate' in the forum. 2 months ago

I open this topic because the topic CCDs&DLSRs/inova-ccd has been closed. I think the reason was that I-Nova camera is OK with Linux Mint 18.2
The problem is that the I-Nova camera is KO with Ubuntu 16.4

Yesterday I update Kstars and try the camera with this last version : The result is that I cannot upload the image.
I add in attachment my test procedure an the log file which show warning when I try to capture an image.
Philippe

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Revellat created a new topic ' i-Nova camera and Ubuntu Mate' in the forum. 5 months ago

I update Kstars, INDI and indi-inovaplx driver and test with my NBc-M inova camera and had a problem :
- I can connect the camera,
- I can start a capture and have the message "Exposure done, downloading image,
- but this message I repeated in loop but the end of downloading never arrive (see attachment).
To be sure to have a perfect configuration, I re-install every thing (Ubuntu Mate 16.04, Kstars, INDI and indi-inovaplx driver) and obtain the same result.
Philippe

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Revellat replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hello,

Today i try one time more time i.nova driver. Changing exposure time, gain and black level has no effect. The captured image remain the same (see attachment).

Yes the i.Nova driver is included into INDI but it is not usable :
- Setting the time exposure command has no effect : An image is captured, but the time exposure do not change,
- the gain command has no effect,
- the black level command has no effect,
- the image is not correct (divided in two parts).

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Revellat replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hello,
I update very often Kstars and INDI server. Each time I hope to have a correct driver for my i-Nova Camera and each time I have not.
When do you think the i-Nova driver will be OK ? M42 said me the driver will be ok for 1 july. I wait for it to capture image with Kstars and my i-Nova camera.

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Revellat replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi,
I think that the behavior is the same for iNova PLB-Mx2 than for NBC-M : exposure, gain and probably black level.
I do some new test with my NBC-M iNova caméra :
- Capture with an exposure of 3 mS see attachement "coq-3mS.png
- Capture with an exposure of 1 mS see attachement "coq-1mS.png : no difference between the two images -> exposure setting = KO
- setting ROI to 800X600 exposure not modified. See attachement coq-ROI-800-600.png -> ROI setting = OK
- setting Bining to 2 (x) and 2 (y) exposure not modified. See attachement coq-ROI-binning-2-2.png -> saturation setting binning probably OK

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Revellat replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hello Platone,

Thank you for this information. I wait for the results with other iNova Camera.

Philippe

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Revellat replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hello,

The context is :
ubuntu mate 17.04
INDI Library 1.5
indi_inovaplx driver V1 (24/08/2017)
Camera i-Nova NBC-M
Kstars and Ekos,

I Try the driver in this context :
- I can connect the camera ( See attachment "main Info"),
- It seems that I can set exposure < 1 ms (The value does not appears but the small circle became green ( See attachment "main Info"),
- I can set gain and black level ( See attachment "main Info"),
- I can set all the fields of tab "Image settings" ( See attachment "Image Settings"),

I try to capture two images (the cock of a near church!!) but before I capture an image with PlxCapture in order to have a reference
- With PlxCapture (See attachments Coq-001-Image.pdf, Coq-001-Plan.pdf, Coq-001-Visu.pdf,)
- With INDI , Coq-001 with the same parameters (See attachments Coq-001-INDI-Image.png, Coq-001-INDI-ImageSettings.png, Coq-001-INDI-MainControl.png , )
- With INDI , Coq-002 with an exposure of 1 s (See attachments Coq-002-INDI-Image.png, Coq-002-INDI-ImageSettings.png, Coq-002-INDI-MainControl.png , ).
The images are cut and I am not sure that setting the parameters change really the parameter of the camera.
Philippe .

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Revellat replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hello,

I update to ubuntu mate 17.04 and INDI 1.5
I add the indi_inovaplx driver
I Try the driver in this context :

Camera i-Nova NBC-M
Kstars and Ekos,
Ubuntu Mate V 17.04

I cannot connect the camera! the driver crashes !! The behavior looks like the behavior of the i-Nova 1.2.6 driver

I look the xml file and found one error in the file indi_inovaplx_ccd.xml :

it calls indi_inova_ccd driver instead of indi_inovaplx_ccd.

I had modified this file (See attachment indi_inovaplx_ccd-xm.png)
After this change :

  • I can connect the camera
  • I obtain the "General info" tab ( See attachment "General Info
  • I can set exposure ( See attachment "Main Control-001)
  • I cannot set very short exposure < 10 ms ( See attachment "Main Control-002)
  • I can set binning and the frame's parameters ( See attachment "Image Settings")
  • I cannot gain and black level ( See attachment "Image Settings)
In the tab "General Info" the value of the field "Version" has not the right value (It will be better to know the version of the driver)
In the tab "CCD" the value are not the same than the value in the tabs "Image Settings or "Main Control". Why ??

Philippe

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Revellat replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 9 months ago

OK thank you. I have to change my distribution!!

Philippe

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Revellat replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 9 months ago

Yes I am using PPA and obtain only INDI version 1.4 20170720 for ubuntu 16.10

see attachements

Philippe

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Revellat replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hello,

I Try the indi_inova_ccd driver Version 1.3.0. in this context :
Camera i-Nova NBC-M
Kstars and Ekos,
Ubuntu Mate V 16.4

I can only connect the camera!
I look the xml file and the indi documentation and found two errors in the file indi_inova_ccd.xml :

  • in the driver the label the label is "i.nova" Camera and in the xml file it is "i-nova Camera"
  • the driver use a skeleton, in this case the element "device" shall have a "skek" attribute with th file name of the skeleton
I modify the file V (see attachement) ande the behavor of the driver change :
  • I can set exposure, binning and the frame's parameters
  • I obtain the "General info"
  • I cannot set gain and black level"
  • The value of the gain an the black level included in the file "indi_inova_ccd_sk" does not appears in the tab "Image setting"oI cannot set gain and black level"

I Think the problem is limited to gain and black level parameters.

I see that the INDI V1. version is released. I try to update my INDI version. An update has been performed but I remain under INDI version 1.4 201707201842.
It was also impossible to obtain the new driver inovaPlx.
How must I do to obtain INDI 1.5 and inovaPlx driver?
Philippe

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Revellat replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. less than a minute ago

Hi,

You can see the informations for the new i-Nova camera following this link :

www.inova-ccd.com/pro/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=54

It seems to be a CMOS camera with an integrated computer like "Raspberry". The reference to Linux and INDI is evident. To produce that camera they shall have a Linus Driver compatible with INDI server. I don't know if the date of 30 of may will be respected. But I think that we can hope to have soon a CORRECT Linus driver.

If I have news of the driver I post a new message!!!!

Philippe

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Revellat replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 1 year ago

M42 says me that they are working to produce a new camera working with Linux and that after they will work on Linux driver for the other camera. Whe can hope the Linux driver before summer!!

Philippe

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Revellat replied to the topic 'Inova CCD' in the forum. 1 year ago

I' am using ubuntu-mate-16-10-desktop-amd64 and have exactly the same problem ans the same errors message when i try to use the driver for i-nova camera. I have noticed that the i-nova driver is not a shared library as the other INDI driver but it is executable. I try lo launch it typing the command "indi_inova_ccd. It seems OK (There is a process of this name running and when i type "control C" the processwas killed.

I hope for a solution from i-Nova

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I have an i-nova NBc-M and want use it with Ekos. The driver seem not to be into EKos and I-Nova has linux driver. how can'I install this driver... Show more

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